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|NYT: Payments by Hastert Linked to Report of Sexual Abuse
|Black Kos, Week In Review
|If Only Bernie Would Do Some Crazy Sh1t..
|Midday open thread: Arctic ice at record low; Sandy victims blame Christie; Bush and the coal barons
Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Mitch McConnell and Snuggly the Security Bear Beg to Spy :
|Those guys who boosted the 'surge' in Iraq? They're eager to do it again
Explosions in late 2014 variously described as an ISIL truck bomb or a U.S. airstrike in the town of Kobane on the Turkish-Syrian border. ...
|Hellraisers Journal: The Appeal to Reason Covers the Show-Down Between John D Jr & Frank P Walsh
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Saturday ...
Those of you who ...
|Down and Out in Brooklyn and Queens
New York, I love you, but you're freaking me out. I've been working full time and trying to find a place to live that I can afford and it is going nowhere. Bouncing back and forth between Brooklyn ...
|Whoa! Look at Alaska!
|Mojo Friday - "I'm Sorry." Are You? Really? - Edition
How many times have you seen someone apologize and knew their heart wasn't in it? They weren't the least bit sincere? Or, they qualified their apology? Or. somehow in their apology, they manage to ...
|Truth's Polar Opposite Takes on Polar Ice
Chris Mooney at the Washington Post has a wonderful piece debunking a recent Forbes post by Heartland's increasingly irrelevant James Taylor. Unsurprisingly, Taylor tries to mislead readers by ...
|Some folks saw the Hastert news coming back in 2006
Let's go back to October of 2006 when it became known that Denny Hastert had inexplicably failed to act on numerous reports that GOP Rep. Mark Foley had been sexually harassing male House pages via ...
|DOOMSDAY CLOCK Moves Up To 11:57 "current efforts are entirely insufficient" on Catastrophic Warming
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists have taken the sobering step of moving their Doomsday Clock from 11:55 up to 11:57 the closest we've been to to global catastrophe since 1987 and the bad old days ...
|IAN: May 29, 2015 Music to wake you up
Welcome to another Friday! So I'm having trouble waking up and focusing again today and I thought I'd share with you some music that gives me 'juice' when I need it. They also make good walking/...
|Open thread for night owls: Too many of the people in Washington do not rep those who elected them
Blast from the Past . At Daily Kos on this date in 2014 — Texas legislature gives 1.5 million poor residents the finger :It's not enough just to ...
|Top Comments: the Butterfield Blues Band edition
A look at a group that was never a mega-seller, yet were pioneering in their own way (and recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame) after the jump .....
|Gangster Capitalism in China
I must recommend the very readable paper, [http://www.paecon.net/PAEReview/issue71/Smith71.pdf China’s Communist-Capitalist ecological apocalypse]. While the paper is 45 pages long (with at least ...
|SpiritSisters: Writing In Women's Voices. New diary series
Graphic by Michelle Robinson. Used by permission of the artist. Activist women have walked many different paths, and have come from many different places and life experiences to get to where we ...
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|I almost died just now
Sorry, nothing aviation related. The statistics will tell you that flying is quite safe even if your "gut" says otherwise. It was much more mundane than that. Someone almost ran me over.
|EPI: Government's state jobs report for April shows recovery still plodding
Click here and scroll briefly for an interactive version of this map.
|WI-Sen: Ron Johnson (R) Says The Lego Movie Is Part Of A Propaganda Campaign Against Business Owners
Some more lunacy from the most vulnerable Tea Party U.S. Senator: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/28/lego-movie-scripted-by-karl-marx_n_7462068.html?utm_hp_ref=politics ...
|A herpes drug shows incredible promise in treating skin cancer, even advanced stages
Hope for skin cancer patients—but don't forget to take precautions in the sun Doctors and researchers are saying "virotherapy" ...
|Barstow Police Slam Pregnant Black Woman to Ground - for Refusing to Provide ID
BodyCam video shows Barstow police slamming a 8-month pregnant black woman to the ground for refusing to provider her identification following road rage despite in a parking lot. Caution: Trigger ...
|Frank Vyan Walton||05/28/2015||13|
|Midday open thread: Is rent out of reach? Col. Graham retiring; Cubans not keen on Marco Rubio
Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Introducing Louis 'Flash' Maltby :
|Income inequality reflected in mental health statistics, according to new study
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control— Serious Psychological Distress Among Adults: United States, 2009–2013 —confirms what common sense and the experts have long told us: The ...
|Want to know how much corporations paid US Senators to fast track the TPP bill?
Our democracy reads like an open book. What you see is what you get. You follow the money you get your answers. That's the way fast tracking of the TPP went down in the Senate. The ...
|Hellraisers Journal: Abraham Lincoln: the bond of human sympathy should unite all working people.
My friends, it is solidarity of labor we want. We do not want to find fault with each other, but to solidify our forces and say to each other: "We must be together; our masters are joined together ...
|Could Jeb Bush's time on boards of corporations with legal troubles become a 2016 focus?
Busy, busy, busy. Ron Green at the Associated Press has taken a look at all the corporate and non-profit boards and advisory boards Jeb Bush has served on since he ...
Those of you who ...
|The Thundering Failure of the Democrats
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|No, Sanders isn't gaining on Clinton, but that doesn't mean he hasn't won
He's already won. Believe it or not (I didn't at first), Hillary's primary poll ...
|Lomborg's Ouija-Board Consensus Center
Investigative journalist Graham Readfearn has a post on DeSmog that takes a critical look at Lomborg's ...
|Question: if Sanders isn't 'serious', then neither are most GOP presidential wannabees
More popular than the jokers in the GOP side. Here is the ...
|Scott Walker: On The Solution To The Probe Rape Issue
An Open Letter To Wisconsin Women Dear Women Folk It has been brought to my intention that ultrasound requirements may involve unwanted intrusion into your lady parts. We have come to a ...
|IAN: Thursday 05/28/2015 Creepy Technology
Today, the strangest thing happened to me. I was using a tablet to play a video game when Lil Zen texted me. When I answer her, I always speak to Siri and he types what I say usually. The times ...
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|Top Comments: Waaaahmbulance Edition
Silly season is again arriving early heralded by a Republican parade of very serious, self-important, self-obsessed, publicly very pious and righteous, nearly all white men (seriously, folks, ...
|Free Solar for Low-Income Homeowners in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods & Other Energy Assistance Progs
This starts focused on a specific California solar program, then below the fold is exploration of a nationwide dot-org website operated by N.C. State University's Clean Energy Technology ...
|Why Organized Labor Should Give Bernie Sanders Strong Primary Election Support
..by author of "Save our Unions" Steve Early | Posted: 05/27/2015 3:37 pm EDT When Steve Early first met Bernie Sanders: When I first met Brooklyn-born Bernie Sanders, he was a ...
|Nebraskan lawmakers override Gov. Pete Ricketts's veto to abolish state death penalty
State Sen. Ernie Chambers finally won his 38-year battle to get Nebraska's death penalty repealed. With Wednesday's override vote in its one-house legislature, Nebraska ...
|Spotlight on green news & views: Shooting a black rhino for fun; extreme rainfall; protesting Shell
Check out OceanDiver's post . Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs,
|Texas & Alaska Floods: El Nino & Hot Oceans Start a Year of Hellish Weather. It Will Get Worse.
There's too much heat in the oceans. Way too much heat. Hot water has surged across the equator in the Pacific and a deep pool of very hot water is building off of Mexico's west coast. Tropical ...
|Midday open thread: Drug cartel builds CCTV network; 'clickbait' enters dictionary; microbead ban
Today's comic by Matt Bors is Reasonable measures :
|Hellraisers Journal: The Broad Ax on the Chicago Teamsters Strike: Murder and Lawlessness Continues
My friends, it is solidarity of labor we want. We do not want to find fault with each other, but to solidify our forces and say to each other: "We must be together; our masters are joined ...
Those of you who ...
|Mark Ruffalo just tweeted my fracking wastewater diary
Exclusive:Video shows tar balls & oil slick from fracking wastewater near CA produce irrigation site http://t.co/z3b2qrYEXZ via @dailykos — Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) May 27, ...
|OH, GA, MO, AZ, NC, IA & SC-Sen: The GOP Senators Who Took The Most Corporate Cash To Fast Track TPP
Former Bush Trade Representative & U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R. OH) took the most pro-TPP corporate cash. The Guardian has a great article out about which U.S. Senators took the most corporate cash ...
|Talking to Ourselves: Echo Chambers and Climate Change
A new study in Nature Climate Change finds that the political debate about climate change is falling prey to an echo chamber. This has created a situation where the overwhelming scientific consensus ...
|Exclusive:Video shows tar balls & oil slick from fracking wastewater near CA produce irrigation site
Food and Water Watch has just secured this exclusive video from Water Defense's Chief Scientist, Scott Smith, who has been collecting samples from the Cawelo Water ...
|TPP/Fast Track: Hell, Yes, Labor Will Primary YOU...Dems Whine About, Finally, Labor Pressure
Oh, seriously. Democrats are whining about, heaven forbid, a bit of pressure from unions to actually vote correctly on fast track and the Trans Pacific Partnership. Grow up--and if you can't cast a ...
|IAN: Wednesday, May 27, 2015: Chocoholic Edition
Chocolate, rich, delicious chocolate! If you have a chocolate/milk allergy, then I apologize, this diary is not for you. ALSO! HAPPY BIRTHDAY FLORIDASNMOM!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Birthday FLSNMom!
|Top Comments: Recipe Sources Edition
"What's for dinner?" is a regular refrain around Casa Brillig. For the most part, my status as the at-home parent means I am the Dinner Decider. We've got a short set of meals I make often, for ...
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- If it were possible for American Family Radio to go too far, it did today. This morning, regular morning drive-time host Sandy Rios was off, so Austin Ruse of the Catholic Family and Human Rights ...240 comments 214 Recs
- You just can't make this Sh#t Up sometimes. You just can't. Ryan at CPAC. “We call it a poverty trap,” he explained. “ There are incentives not to work, and to stay where you are. ” Ryan ...103 comments 207 Recs
- Since I started The Vane last week, I haven't participated in meta for the first time in forever. So...hi. How's everyone doing?86 comments 138 Recs
- The New Jersey Law Journal reports today that in what appears to be a case of first impression for the entire United States, a New Jersey Superior Court judge has ruled that a father of an unborn ...510 comments 231 Recs
- TRIGGER WARNINGS: Discussion of rape and rape culture. No graphic details. I have a new essay on CNN about a very disturbing case out of Georgia. Last September, William Jeffrey Dumas was ...17 comments 27 Recs
- Those of you who already either know me or know of me know that I am a massive pootie person. I grew up with both cats & dogs and I love both. I do not discriminate against any animal & love animal ...107 comments 71 Recs
- BREAKING LATE WEDNESDAY ... According to Lyle Denniston at SCOTUSblog: Justice Kennedy on Wednesday afternoon denied, in a brief order without explanation, the request to block enforcement of the ...90 comments 19 Recs
- Last night, Jon Stewart invited Fox News's Judge Andrew Napolitano on the show after ripping him a new one with Larry Wilmore over his revisionist history about Abraham ...152 comments 127 Recs
- Let this put to rest any doubt that Chris Christie is in the pocket of the Koch Brothers and/or their Big Oil pals. From Slate.com : Like a lot of Republicans, New Jersey governor Chris Christie ...521 comments 731 Recs
- (Randy Thompson is a Nebraska rancher and one of three plaintiffs who sued the state over the use of eminent domain by TransCanada to force them to give up their land for the Keystone XL pipeline. ...142 comments 232 Recs
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